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Vasovagal Syncope, I think?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 6, 2009
  • 03:22 PM

I'm 32 and been having fainting spells for ten years now. I've been to every type Dr. that i know, heart, nero, nevre and whoever else you can think of. I can be talking to you or standing beside you and with no warning at all i pass out. I'm out for 10-40 seconds I wake up with a very bad headache and sleep for hours, been know to sleep 24 hours straight after a spell. If anyone has anything like this I would love to talk. I'm to the point now I want to give up, but I can't I have to beautiful children to consider. I've not worked since 01 and still have no answer to why I can't.

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  • I had fainting and dizziness issues for several years before being diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope...have you ever been evaluated for that? I'm on meds for it now and for the past two years have been doing really well.
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  • I'm 32 and been having fainting spells for ten years now. I've been to every type Dr. that i know, heart, nero, nevre and whoever else you can think of. I can be talking to you or standing beside you and with no warning at all i pass out. I'm out for 10-40 seconds I wake up with a very bad headache and sleep for hours, been know to sleep 24 hours straight after a spell. If anyone has anything like this I would love to talk. I'm to the point now I want to give up, but I can't I have to beautiful children to consider. I've not worked since 01 and still have no answer to why I can't. I was reading your post and I feel for you. I have been dealing with this since I was 10 years old, I am now 34. I was first diagnosed with epilepsy, then when I was 17 it was no well its not that afterall its just low blood pressure and that there was nothing they could do to help me. The past couple of years I found that it was a type of syncope only because my brother went into cardiac arrest during the tilt table test and his doc decided to check all of us. Over the years I learned to pretty much control it myself. I can tell when I am going to have an episode and am able to lay down with my feet up and avoid hitting the ground. Mind you I still end up passing out at times. What I have learned is that I needed to find my triggers, like seeing blood,extreme pain, extreme emotional stress, blood sugar low, and even when I get sick all those things bring on my episodes so I try to avoid them as much as possible. See if you can narrow down if there are certain things that might be triggering your episodes. Just a suggestion, based on what I have gone through. I can tell you that the onle one that was able to help me get the correct diagnosis was a cardiologist, after being missdiagnosed several times.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 5, 2009
    • 00:10 AM
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  • I'm 32 and been having fainting spells for ten years now. I've been to every type Dr. that i know, heart, nero, nevre and whoever else you can think of. I can be talking to you or standing beside you and with no warning at all i pass out. I'm out for 10-40 seconds I wake up with a very bad headache and sleep for hours, been know to sleep 24 hours straight after a spell. If anyone has anything like this I would love to talk. I'm to the point now I want to give up, but I can't I have to beautiful children to consider. I've not worked since 01 and still have no answer to why I can't.Hi, a good cardio would be your best bet have the Tilt table test . I have a form of dysautonomia POTS and I know some people pass out with that and I just wish I could sleep for 24 hours.....my kids won't let me
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 5, 2009
    • 03:50 AM
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